Mishel Sanchez

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    As the semester has advanced I have learned so much more about city life and structure and policies. In my first post  “The Day by Day, Ignoring the Reality,” I discussed […]

  • The purpose of this project is to learn and have a general sense of why there is so many disparities in housing today because of racial and ethnic backgrounds. As you progress through the site, you will learn […]

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    A quick and easy way for politicians to get votes and popularity is attacking and blaming the nations failure in immigrants, always making people drift away from the real […]

    • Ever since Trump’s becoming president I totally agree at the fact that ‘anyone can be deported.’ Because of the fact one is a certain race, he can be unreasonably deported and regrettably separated from his family; this is the sad reality. Recently, I read an article that claimed that the amount of immigrants with no criminal backgrounds that were taken by ICE have more than doubled. While ICE was established to solely investigate and arrest immigrants who are viewed to be a menace and dangerous susceptibility to the protection of the U.S. border and the U.S. itself, they clearly aren’t doing their job correctly. It’s just a tragic event to hear and see many undocumented immigrants being deported when all they want is to fulfill better and stable lives for themselves and their families. Even if they are undocumented immigrants, they still hold rights as employees and people who have the entitlement to use public services. However, because many immigrants may feel vulnerable to scrutinization, belittled, and threatened by ICE and other authorities, many of them are scared to express and use their rights to their advantage, and it is totally not their fault for their feeling this way.

    • I agree with your point that immigrants are suffering the less pay and discrimination. They are living in fear and unfair. I think the government should doing something such as find problems in the system other than find issues on people. I really like the words in the photo that ” there is no such things as illegal immigrants, only illegal government”. These lines are touching and I hope the government will help the immigrants to improve their life standard.

    • There really is a difference between how Trump and Obama’s administration. It really sad that this country that was pretty much founded on immigration is so against illegal immigrants. It saddens me that many people are are afraid of ICE and being deported and it does not help when there are recordings of people being ripped of their rights in front of their family. It really puts fears into people. What I feel is that under Trump they want to use people from other countries when it benefits them. Under Obama they targeted people who were illegal immigrants, but they were criminals. Now under Trump everyone is a target.

  • This broken windows ideal is just a way for the city to make quick money, its fast, common and it gives money. Meanwhile other more heavy crimes take time and investigation and if anything also take more money. Obviously the city needs money and so does the police department, therefore arresting people for petty crimes which result in profit. It…[Read more]

  • It is just sad to see how our criminal justice system has just completely failed us. I think it is unbelievable to see how a police officer in most cases goes unpunished and does not serve any sentence, especially when a lost of a life has taken place. But then you see people getting mandatory sentences for drug involvement, or life sentences.…[Read more]

  • Incarnation has always been targeted mainly at people of color and latinos. Today many don’t seem to grasp the root of why society works the way it does today, and simply we just have to look at history and see how actions and events from the past have led to such an unjust and prejudice society. All problems in society today are driven from one…[Read more]

  • Maybe the criminal justice system would be more fair if it was more public than private. Like we had seen many prisons are becoming owned by corporations or private investors, and when we acknowledge this, we can understand why people especially black and latino individuals are being incarcerated at such alarming rates, and why they are being kept…[Read more]

  • The justice system has always been very unfair towards the black community and latino community, and continues until this day. You see it everywhere, in the press, tv, and social media. There is great prejudice towards blacks and latinos, and now matter how much you try to educate others on race and discrimination it does not help, because that…[Read more]

  • It is important to see how public space plays such an important role in this movement. Sometimes we have to remember that if there was no public space, our concerns wouldn’t be heard and therefore change would be almost impossible. I agree, it is completely debating what these companies are doing to their citizens, and the fact that they won’t get…[Read more]

  • With all this process of gentrification, public space and the privatization of it have become a real issue. The thing is that privatization of this space is not only bringing attraction for tourists and outsiders, but as its bringing people from the outside it is also pushing out the people that live around these communities, like you mentioned…[Read more]

  • It is interesting to see how the government deals with public space, the parks and little resting areas may look nice and sometimes this blinds us from the real problem and we forget who this might be affecting, in this case it affects most homeless people. We should realize that even though parks might look nicer, gentrification is happening…[Read more]

  • You are right, it would be nice to provide more shelters and homes for homeless people but the simple way government works makes it almost impossible. The only way city officials “help” towards homelessness is by moving it or shifting it somewhere else. They don’t give actual solutions but instead they hide it, by putting ridiculous bans and fines…[Read more]

  • It is honestly a difficult situation to try to sympathize with, which is my fault from knowing their political party of choice. So I must picture this is an issue happening to any family in need. There is no need to cut the budget for the HOME program, many people from different corners of the country benefit from it, and it has helped them stay…[Read more]

  • There is many forces that push towards issues in public housing, the main one being funding. We have to consider the time this took place in as well. The cities were not the main hubs of politics anymore, since the shift of the New Deal to benefit African Americans, many south democrats shifted to the republican party we know today and with the…[Read more]

  • I think you made a very interesting observation. Most of the time we see gentrification as “white” issue, with only white people coming into the area and prices sky rocket, but you mentioned another group, which I had never thought about. There is a whole other level of segregation in Flushing. It has seemed that they have segregated themselves,…[Read more]

  • I feel like I can completely understand your point of view. I live on Woodside, and even though I would agree that the Queens Anti- Gentrification has done its job in maintaining a stable rent and housing prices, there is definitely a new public coming to live in the area. I think it would be harder for me to try to comprehend what gentrification…[Read more]

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    It is when a city starts abandoning or neglecting a zone seen as “unprofitable” or “non-comercial.” This process targets mostly poor communities, as no profit can be made. It was […]

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    Cities grew increasingly fast during the industrial era, making cities the center point for overpopulation. The industrial city became known during the late 19th century. It is a […]

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    Can you imagine a world where you do not have the basic moral norms that you are entitled of?  Can you imagine your children being born without these as well?

    These rights […]

  • Many disparities have taken place during United States history, and these inequalities have created many gaps between our society, them being political, social and economic. Focusing in the economic differences, there has been job polarization. During the 1950s and 1960s, the US labor market has had a demand for skilled workers and the…[Read more]

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